Since independence in 1991, the country's education
system has gained a stronger Ukrainian character. The
proportion of pupils with Ukrainian as a language of
instruction has increased at the expense of the proportion
with Russian. Private and confessional schools have also
been established since 1991. There are also schools and
classes teaching Polish, Romanian, Hungarian and Bulgarian.
School is compulsory and free for children ages 7 to 15. The
primary school is 4-years old, followed by a 5-year
secondary school. The voluntary secondary school is 3 years
old. In 2003, 92% of children started in the relevant age
group in primary school. Ukraine has 106 universities. Among
the oldest universities are the universities of Kiev
(founded 1834), Lviv (1661) and Kharkiv (1805). According to
UNESCO (2003), less than 1% of the adult population is
illiterate. Check topschoolsintheusa for test centers of ACT, SAT, and GRE as well high schools in the country of Ukraine.